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Online Workshop: COMMUNICATING WITH KIDS (& their parents!) [Sun 29 Oct] [7pm-8pm]


Effective communication is a vital skill for any Optometrist, be that with colleagues, children and young people, parents and carers or with fellow professionals. This is one of a series of workshops (developed with and by supervisors) to support Optometrists & trainees in understanding this skill. This workshop will improve your confidence with such patients, including the prescribing and managing process, as well as how to deal with complications within your own scope of practice, all delivered by an experienced Hospital Optometrist.

Date: Sunday 29th October 2023 @ 9pm-10pm

Location: Online. Zoom details will be sent to you one hour before the class starts

Presenter: Krupa Mistry BSc(Hons) MCOptom Prof Cert Paed Eye Care Dip(TP)IP

Format: Around 45 mins of presentation, followed by an open Q&A session.

Is this just going to be lecture like uni?
No. This is focused on streamlining your routine, your investigative questions, your technique, your data interpretation, and your decision-making. You are encouraged to take your own notes, and ask for clarification on any points.

Is it a different topic each week?
Yes, a new topic with a different expert.

Do I need to have my camera on?
We prefer if you have your camera on. This is an INTERACTIVE workshop; and the job of an Optometrist involves interacting with the patients that we care for. If you’re naturally a shy person, then as the weeks go on, you’ll grow in confidence.

If I’ve missed a previous Weekly Workshop, can I still attend further sessions?
Absolutely! Each workshop will run as an individual, free-standing session. Sessions are not pre-recorded

Does it matter what stage of Pre-Reg I am up to?
No. These workshops are aimed at ALL stages of qualification. Even if you’re qualified and want to brush up on key skills, then you’re welcome to attend. The skills and competencies covered will encompass Stage 1, Stage 2 and the OSCEs.

Krupa Mistry qualified as an optometrist in 2016. She currently shares her time working as a part-time hospital optometrist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, alongside being a locum optometrist within North Warwickshire.  Krupa is mainly involved with enhanced services such as eye casualty, corneal and cataract clinics alongside being a principal supervisor for two pre-registration optometrists. She completed the Alcon Scholarship in 2021 and worked at Aston University as a clinical supervisor for three years. She is also a member of the Coventry & Warwickshire LOC.

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